Let’s take a closer look at the Thai-spec Honda Accord at the ongoing 2020 Bangkok Motor Show.
The Accord featured here is the top-of-the-range Hybrid TECH with a 2.0-litre petrol engine hooked up to 2 electric motors for a combined output of 218 PS. The Malaysian-spec Accord is only available with a 1.5-litre turbocharged VTEC which is also available in Thailand.
Just like the Malaysian Accord, the Thai-spec Accord also comes with very elegant-looking LED headlights and daytime running lights (DRLs). It also comes with the Honda Sensing safety suite – but in Thailand, this is only offered for the Hybrid and Hybrid TECH models.
The Thai Accord also features a sporty 18-inch alloy wheel design that kinda reminds of the City.
Inside, you’re greeted with brown leather seats which are only available in the Hybrid TECH variant. This isn't featured on the Malaysian Accord which only comes with black leather seats. It also comes equipped with a head-up display (HUD) and an 8-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay support.
Transmission for the Accord Hybrid and Hybrid TECH is an e-CVT. There are 2 driving modes located below the gear lever which are economical and sport. The console below the climate control buttons holds the wireless charger.
The tenth-generation Accord is pretty long at 4,882 mm. To help that, there are multiple cameras positioned at 4 points around the car; the front, the back, the left, and the right. This feature is standard across all Thai variants of the Accord.
Moving on to the back seats, the rear passengers are able to adjust the front passenger seat electronically at a push of a button.
There are also air vents positioned at the rear centre console along with two USB charging ports.
In Thailand, the Hybrid TECH starts at 1.799 million Thai Baht which is around RM 242,000. On the other hand, the Malaysian-spec Accord which was launched early this year starts at RM 178,203 for the 1.5 TC.